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Please rate my build for me if you want, 1-10, 10 being highest. everything cost me in the $1750-2000 range

Asus p8z77-v deluxe
i5 3570k
corsair h60 water cooler
evga gtx 580
corsair 750 watt psu
nzxt phantom 410 mid tower case
16gb g.skill 1600mhz ram
ocz vertex 4 128gb ssd
1tb caviar blue wd10ealx 7200rpm 32mb cache hdd
win7 home premium
asus 24X DL DVD+/-RW Drive
2 asus 23 inch 1080p monitor
logitech mk710 keyboard+ mouse combo
logitech ls21 speakers
steelseries qck gaming mousepad

edit: this build is existing but it is relatively new, i got most of the parts for much cheaper than retail, the $1750-2000 i put up there is the combined retail prices, i got most of all this for probably around $1250
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  1. Is this an existing build or not? There's absolutely no point in purchasing an H60 or a GTX 580 anymore. And the mouse pad is a complete waste of money. For that kind of money I'd suggest something like this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($407.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($24.97 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1221.87
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-03 23:26 EDT-0400)

    With the difference you can buy a nice monitor and whatever peripherals you want.
  2. g-unit1111 said:
    Is this an existing build or not? There's absolutely no point in purchasing an H60 or a GTX 580 anymore. And the mouse pad is a complete waste of money. For that kind of money I'd suggest something like this:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($407.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($24.97 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1221.87
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-03 23:26 EDT-0400)

    With the difference you can buy a nice monitor and whatever peripherals you want.

    * I would even go for a 256 gb SSD to have room for several games and plenty of room for other apps. Just my personal preference though.
    * Might also consider a BluRay player/burner, if the OP uses BluRay's.
    * The case is a bit much, but is a quality one, so to each their own. I like the CM 690 II case or even the HAF series ones myself. They are about $60-80, so not much savings there, but are other options to consider.
    * I'd consider the 7870 for ~290 or a 7950 for ~$350, but that is just my opinion. See Tom's best GPU's for the $ here.
  3. yeah its an existing build and haha my old mousepad was some garbage staples mousepad and i got this one for like 10 bucks on amazon
  4. lunyone said:
    * I would even go for a 256 gb SSD to have room for several games and plenty of room for other apps. Just my personal preference though.
    * Might also consider a BluRay player/burner, if the OP uses BluRay's.
    * The case is a bit much, but is a quality one, so to each their own. I like the CM 690 II case or even the HAF series ones myself. They are about $60-80, so not much savings there, but are other options to consider.
    * I'd consider the 7870 for ~290 or a 7950 for ~$350, but that is just my opinion. See Tom's best GPU's for the $ here.


    I've been arguing quite a bit that the 670 and 7970 are pretty much dead even in terms of performance. On gaming builds - all leftover funds go to the GPU - and there really isn't much debate about that around here.

    I personally don't recommend SSDs over 128GB as the cost per GB on larger drives just isn't worth it. They're being reduced in price but until a 512GB SSD is in the same price range that the 256GBs are now, it's not worth it.

    BD-R burners I only put in builds if there's a large budget, the build is connected to a large HDTV, or that the OP specifically requests it - not a necessity to the build.

    I'm personally not a fan of the CM 690 as it's quite a bit dated, there's far newer and better ones out there and I just chose the Antec 1100 because it has a lot of good features for the price and can support larger motherboards - something the CM 690 and HAF series cannot.
  5. g-unit1111 said:
    I've been arguing quite a bit that the 670 and 7970 are pretty much dead even in terms of performance. On gaming builds - all leftover funds go to the GPU - and there really isn't much debate about that around here.

    BD-R burners I only put in builds if there's a large budget, the build is connected to a large HDTV, or that the OP specifically requests it - not a necessity to the build.

    I'm personally not a fan of the CM 690 as it's quite a bit dated, there's far newer and better ones out there and I just chose the Antec 1100 because it has a lot of good features for the price and can support larger motherboards - something the CM 690 and HAF series cannot.

    * I'm with you on the BluRay drive, just mentioned it in case the OP forgot that option.
    * I like the CM 690 II case, but that is just me (like I pointed out). To each his own when it comes to cases, but all of the cases mentioned are good ones and won't dis-appoint. I am now looking into reasonable cases w/front USB 3.0 ports, so that would be my preference at this point. I do like the CM and Antec cases in general, but I've been looking at Rosewill cases. Haven't done enough research on them yet, but they look promising. Here is a Rosewill Ranger case for $50 w/front USB 3.0 ports, just as an example.
    * The SSD size I think is best around 256 gb's. I have a 120 gb SSD and I just can't seem to find enough room for a few games w/W7 Ultimate and my music to be stored on it (I push upwards of 80-90 gb's with those options). If you are using the SSD for booting purposes than I'd agree with the 128 gb size. I just like to benefit from the SSD for more than booting time. That is why I'd consider a 256 gb SSD. Crucial M4's were selling around ~$180 or so for the 256 gb size, but I haven't been looking recently for deals. If I didn't get a SSD than I'd probably get get 2 x 1 TB 7200 rpm HD's and RAID 0 them, but that is just me.
  6. lunyone said:
    * I'm with you on the BluRay drive, just mentioned it in case the OP forgot that option.
    * I like the CM 690 II case, but that is just me (like I pointed out). To each his own when it comes to cases, but all of the cases mentioned are good ones and won't dis-appoint. I am now looking into reasonable cases w/front USB 3.0 ports, so that would be my preference at this point. I do like the CM and Antec cases in general, but I've been looking at Rosewill cases. Haven't done enough research on them yet, but they look promising. Here is a Rosewill Ranger case for $50 w/front USB 3.0 ports, just as an example.


    Rosewill I can give or take. Case choice is a lot of personal preference but there's some brands in the $50 - $90 that no one should ever purchase (Apevia, Raidmax, Xion, Xclio, etc). On a build with that kind of budget - why not get a case that really shows it off?
  7. g-unit1111 said:
    Rosewill I can give or take. Case choice is a lot of personal preference but there's some brands in the $50 - $90 that no one should ever purchase (Apevia, Raidmax, Xion, Xclio, etc). On a build with that kind of budget - why not get a case that really shows it off?

    I totally agree with you there. I tend to save some $ on the case ($40-80 assuming it's a quality one and has good cooling options) and use the extra $ for GPU upgrades or whatever needs upgrading. Or just save the $ on the build and use the extra $ on something else (games, wife, etc.).

    * Forgot to mention that the Corsair 300 (I've built a build with this case) is a pretty decent case for the $ and comes with 2 x USB 3.0 ports :)
    $80 - $20 MIR = $60!!
    Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    or for $100 + $10 shipping = $110
    Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case
  8. lunyone said:
    I totally agree with you there. I tend to save some $ on the case ($40-80 assuming it's a quality one and has good cooling options) and use the extra $ for GPU upgrades or whatever needs upgrading. Or just save the $ on the build and use the extra $ on something else (games, wife, etc.).

    * Forgot to mention that the Corsair 300 (I've built a build with this case) is a pretty decent case for the $ and comes with 2 x USB 3.0 ports :)
    $80 - $20 MIR = $60!!
    Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    or for $100 + $10 shipping = $110
    Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case


    Corsair makes excellent cases - I have the Graphite 600T and it's excellent.
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